Dec 15, 2012 8:00pm PST
benghazi attack. and c-n-n reports president obama has nominated senator john kerry to replace clinton as secretary of state. a formal announcement could come as early as next week. the expected nomination follows u-n ambassador susan rice's decision to withdraw her name from consideration. she dropped out of the running thursday after weeks of criticism from republicans about statements she made on the septemeber benghazi attack -- that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. if the senate approves, kerry would replace clinton who plans to leave her post within the administration.former south african president nelson mandela is recovering from gallstone surgery.the presidency said the 94- year-old's procedure was successful.mandela's doctors wanted to treat a re-current lung infection before putting him through surgery. he has been hospitalized since december 8th. egyptians lined up to vote on a draft constitution today. the proposed charter has deeply divided the country between islamist supporters of the document and those who fear it will usher in religious rule.
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm PST
attack in benghazi that killed four americans. two state department employees testified before the senate foreign relations committee this morning. it comes two days after an independent review released a scathing report on the attack. citing qutoe- "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" at the state department. secretary of hillary clinton is unable to attend the hearings following her doctor's orders to rest. after suffering a concussion. but she is expected to appear before the house foreign affairs committee about the attack next month. >> intense snowfall could cause some major headaches for travelers trying to fly home to the midwest for the holidays. this is video from wisconsin. heavy snow and strong winds have combined for blizzard conditions in areas from kansas to wisconsin. the windy conditions have also led to tens of thousands of power outages. the weather is also causing a number of flight delays and cancellations. grant lodes is here now with a look at some of the most dramatic weather pictures. >> that is correct, pam. bad timing. this is a dust st